Our Leadership

Management Team

Rodney is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Ascendo Consulting Pte Ltd, set up in 2008 as a training and consulting firm specializing in food and workplace safety-related technical services.

Rodney has 25 years of experience as a management professional in service and hospitality industry. He has worked in top and middle management positions responsible for training, food safety and customer service processes etc. Mr Seah also has extensive experience in conducting training as Master Trainer for the hotel group.

As the Managing Director of 1SG, he will be responsible for setting the overall strategic direction for 1SG’s group of companies, and lead the group in strategic partnerships, acquisitions and operations. He is passionate to build up 1SG capabilities, through its people towards our goals.

Serene is the Co-Founder and Director of Ascendo Consulting Pte Ltd which was set up in 2008, offering only 1 WSQ course, ie Basic Food Hygiene Course. Today, Ascendo is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) by SkillsFuture Singapore with over 50 modules in 6 Skills Frameworks, offered at 3 training locations across Singapore.

Serene is a Specialist Adult Educator (SAE) and Practising Management Consultant (PMC), certified by Singapore PMC Certification Pte Ltd.

As the Director of 1SG, she will be responsible for business development and quality management of the group of companies. Together with the Senior Management Team, Serene looks forward to be part of 1SG’s explosive growth in the coming years.

Edmund joined Wong Fong Academy in 2011 to pioneer the training arm of the Wong Fong group. Starting with 1 course and 2 staff, he has turned Wong Fong Academy to be one of the biggest industrial WSH training centres in Singapore in less than 8 years.

Graduating with both a Specialist Diploma in Advanced Facilitation and a Graduate Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health, he is positioned to continue to champion the WSH cause via the 1SG vehicle using training and education as a means to promote a safe workplace.

As the Deputy Managing Director of 1SG, he will provide support to the Managing Director to ensure that 1SG achieves its business objectives and create an environment that promotes staff commitment to the achievement of the organisational vision, mission, and strategy. He will drive the marketing function of the group to achieve the group’s objectives.

With over 30 years of work experience, Eric has worked for both local and multi-national companies in specialised areas such as Corporate Globalisation Strategies, e-Commerce and e-Business implementation, New Product Development, New Product Launch & Commercialisation, IT and Manufacturing Integration and Telecommunication Infrastructure implementation.

Beyond his corporate experience, Eric is also a veteran in the field of higher education with over 15 years of experience. He holds senior management positions at reputed private education institutions in Asia. Eric is a qualified Learning and Teaching instructor, well-versed in the areas of adult learning (critical friend protocol), curriculum development and digital andragogy & metagogy.

Eric holds a Doctorate degree from Universidad Católica de Murcia, Spain and two Master’s degree, one in Education and the other in Information Technology Management from James Cook University and University of Wollongong respectively. He also has a Computer Engineering degree from Iowa State University, Master CIW Administrator from Certified Internet WebMaster, Postgraduate Certificate in Business Research Methods (Edinburgh Business School – Heriot Watt University).

Industrial Advisors

Eric is a Board Member at Wong Fong Industries Ltd, a leading transport
engineering and diversified industries academy group listed on SGX. Eric is also an
investor and Advisor to various public companies, SME and startups. He sits on
boards of various businesses and he is experienced in business Innovation and
transformation, Initial Public Offering and secondary fund raising, private capital
fundraising, Merger and Acquisition and trade sale of businesses.
He spearheaded Wong Fong’s initiative for Internationalisation, Innovation and IPO,
and Wong Fong Industries was successfully listed on SGX Catalist board in 2016
Eric was nominated for the Straits Times’ Singaporean of the year 2016, for his
‘contribution to SMEs and Innovation’ in Singapore.
He also serves on the Exco Board of WMRAS (Waste Management and Recycle
Association of Singapore), Northlight School as Board member and NTU Nanyang
Business School Alumni board. He volunteers as an Mentor for Nanyang Business
School’s mentorship program.
He started his career as an auditor with KPMG LLP before joining Wong Fong. He
obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy with a Minor in Banking and Finance
from the Nanyang Technological University (1997 Alumni

Sharon started her career as a senior researcher in Nanyang Technological University, specializing in fault tolerant computing systems for satellite applications. She led the technical development of a complex on-board computing payload for satellites. In parallel, she completed her Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, as well as her Doctorate Degree in Computer Science from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She was awarded Defence Technology Prize (Team) in 2011 and also later President Technology Award in 2016 for a commercial satellite project.

Sharon was an active member of the NTU Alumni, serving as the Honorary Treasurer in the NTU EEE Alumni Association. Her engineering achievements     and     contributions     to     the university was recognized when she was awarded the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award by Nanyang Technological University.

Sharon is a strategic investor and active board director of Millet World. She is passionate in business acceleration and facilitation. She assists companies in going overseas to venture, and also help foreign businesses establish themselves in Singapore. Her company, PPIC Technologies Pte Ltd was set up in Singapore to create increased business valuation through technology injection and digital transformation for companies.

Bernie has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the hospitality industry over some 30 years. He has worked as a chef, personal butler in a private household to restaurateur and hotel general manager and hotel proprietor. As a hotel general manager he led teams to great success and achievements in the commercial hotel sector. A great believer in the power of education, Bernie has designed multiple training programmes for the hospitality and tourism industries. In 2015 he designed, delivered and led the UK’s first Master’s degree in Gastronomy. Drawing from his personal experiences in industry he later designed Culinary Arts degrees that were delivered in India, Nepal and Switzerland. He has also developed a hospitality apprentice project that was rolled out in Pretoria to help young disenfranchised youths gain valuable experience in the hotel industry. He has operated in many countries including Singapore, Nepal, India and several European cities. In 2019, Bernie was made a Principle Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK for his sustained leadership in international higher education over a period of many years.


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